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Requirements

All biology majors must compete the following core classes and choose one of the emphasis areas.

Note: Entry requirements differ among graduate schools. Students are responsible to contact the graduate schools in which they are interested to determine these requirements.

Biology Major (B.S.) Requirements72–76 units
Chemistry18 units
CHEM 151
General Chemistry*/**
4
CHEM 152
General Chemistry II**
4
CHEM 251
Organic Chemistry – Theory I
4
CHEM 252
Organic Chemistry – Theory II
4
CHEM 261
Organic Chemistry – Lab
1
CHEM 262
Organic Chemistry – Lab
1
Mathematics6 units
MATH 151
Applied Calculus I
3
MATH 152
Applied Calculus II
3
Physics8–10 units
Select two the following:
PHYC 151
Physics for Life Sciences I*/**
4
PHYC 152
Physics for Life Sciences II**
4
PHYC 161
Physics for Science and Engineering I*/**
5
PHYC 162
Physics for Science and Engineering II**
5
Biology23 units
BIOL 151
General Biology I*
4
BIOL 152
General Biology II
4
BIOL 240
Biology of Microorganisms
4
BIOL 280
Cell Biology
4
BIOL 300
Genetics
4
BIOL 496
Senior Seminar: Ethics and the Sciences*
3
Program Emphasis Requirements18 units
All biology majors must complete the core requirements as well as the requirements for one of the emphasis areas:

*Meets a General Education requirement.
**This course may be waived with appropriate Advanced Placement test score.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.